Monday, November 5, 2012

down under feminists carnival: 54th edition

Hello and welcome to the 54th Down Under Feminists Carnival! For your reading pleasure (or rage, I guess, there is some rage going on), I present this month's links; for your listening pleasure, I have also embedded a song at the end that is about presentation and jerks and shaking your fist. It is in Mandarin Chinese but I've included a super rough translation into English.


Sexuality and Society 

In the coming out post, Elizabeth at Spilt Milk talks about coming out, and divorce, and erasure. Pondering Asexuality and Living Arrangements sees Jo at A Life Examined looking at non-partnered living and options and relationships. And at My Scarlett Heartt: Narratives of Kinky Sex.


Harassment 

The News with Nipples shares how to respond when you see sexism happening, and Mary at the Ada Initiative shares what to do when there's a harassment report at your conference.

Luddite Journo looks at Imagining a World without Sexual Violence and Mike Tyson: the Undisputed Truth at the Hand Mirror. There's at the risk of sounding like *that* feminist, on violence and blame and Jill Meagher, by Danni at Crosslegged on the Front Lawn, and Justine Larbalestier writes about the Brad Pitt Defence of harassment. Stargazer looks at targeting young women and a culture of silence at the Hand Mirror.


On Prime Minister Gillard and Australian Politics 

Because there was a lot of it this month, I'm not going to include a description for every one of these links, and I haven't included every post on this, but I have included ones that I thought were particularly interesting or important or different.

 Some of Tony Abbot's Best Friends are Women at the News with Nipples; Yesterday in Politics at Ariane's little world; Bluemilk shares a lot of links about the prime minister's speech (including the video); Why Julia Gillard's Smackdown Speech was Brilliant at Mamamia; Raivans talks about the difference a good speech makes; and Now the Dust has Settled at HaT; Singing our Song 2 at A Bee of a Certain Age; and Perceptions of Gillard and Misogyny at Emma in Oz. Tigtog brings us a collection of links at Hoyden About Town about the media circus that is particularly relevant to ladies in Australian politics.

A few posts on silence, and anger: At HaT, Mindy asks When is Anger Allowed? There is some great linking and discussion in the comments as well. Bluemilk has a lesson in silencing women and the video of Penny Wong being awesome in OMG! Australia is discussing the nuances of misogyny, sexism, privilege, silencing and moral equivalence (and when I grow up I would like to be Penny Wong, or at least, a fierce, queer, intelligent, Chinese-Malaysian Australian woman who knows where she's at).

Flexing my mussel and the Real Gillard Hypocrisy at No Place for Sheep


Ada Lovelace Day 

For Ada Lovelace Day, Danni at Scrambled Tofu profiled colleague Elaine Miles, a researcher at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The Bureau followed this with profiles on its FB page of four of its awesome Bureau Women (scroll to Oct 16 on the timeline). Mary profiled Marita Cheng, Robogals Founder, and Else Shepherd, leading Australian electrical engineer.


Representation and Women in the Media 

Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear discusses Kate Elliot's appearance on Q&A and how the boys are jerks. You can find An Open Letter to Usborne Books: who are you calling famous? at Jill in a Box; and So it's okay so long as there are no women around? by Mindy at HaT. At My Scarlett Heartt, Let me tell you a secret Chaka Khan…I am not every woman.


Performance and Art and Bodies

A review of The Wizard of Auslan at the UQ Wom*n's Collective; and a visit to Fat Stories: An Exhibition written up at Fat Heffalump.

Things about performativity and bodies: In pursuit of a political argument for exercise by Stephanie at Ginger and Honey; How not to Market to Fat Customers, Om Nom Nom and My Fat Body is Me at Fat Heffalump; A Frocktober Checkin and on bras and breasts in do they wobble too and fro at Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist; Public Knowledge / Private Performances at Definatalie.


On Families and Motherhood 

On homebirth as a feminist issue at Bluemilk and No surprise here: Family First doesn't really put families first and Paid parental leave: zombies/babies - they sound similar for a reason at Idealogically Impure.  Idealogically Impure also has a series of posts on anti-choice and abortion: Name the Dentists; Abortion in Southland: Alison McCulloch kicks ass edition; Irony in Action: antichoice whinge edition.



A, Miscellany 

I post about two short-film projects featuring Asian-Australian ladies that are currently fundraising via indiegogo.

International Day of the Girl links at HaT.

At Leftover Words, Sky Croeser asks that we please tell Labor not to excise the mainland from our migration zone. Continuing with Chally's Feminists of Faith series, we have anjum rahman. On the demands on time and marginalised users in what are all these cars doing on my road? at a Bee of a Certain Age. A collection of links on Pinktober at HaT.

On Privacy, anonymity, pseudonymity, outing, and accountability by tigtog at HaT. Sh*t this feminist says (that she shouldn't) by Katherine Klaus at Can be Bitter. Jo at a Life Unexamined writes on feminism as a way of life (and being a good feminist).

In I wonder if I am too weak to write, Utopiana talks about Anthony Mundine's comments and the media reaction to it.


Thank you for visiting the carnival! Next month's carnival will be hosted by the News with Nipples! Submissions to newswithnipples at gmail etc.


No No 你說的全都不對
說我高貴我根本不配
這幾年我到底得罪了誰
經常招來一些討厭的嘴
紅頭髮 黑指甲
有什麼奇怪什麼驚訝
沒表情 話太少
被你說成 無可救藥
我就這樣
沒辦法討好所有的人
我只能這樣
你喜歡 不喜歡 跟我全都無關 
算了吧 無所謂 隨便你 去說吧
好幾次 我試圖 對你微笑
可你覺得我在 強顏 歡笑
既然這樣 我只好 做自己
轉過身 還有 一大片天空
紅頭髮 黑指甲
有什麼奇怪什麼驚訝
沒表情 話太少
難道真的 無可救藥
我就這樣
沒辦法討好所有的人
我只能這樣
你喜歡 不喜歡 跟我全都無關

算了吧 無所謂 隨便你 去說吧
你說對的 他說錯
都不在乎 let it be
他說對的 你說錯
都不在乎 let it go
Hey Hey Hey
來 瞄准我方向
隨便你要怎麼對待我
我就站在這裡 微笑著 盯著你看
面對那些軟弱的子彈
優雅的 轉過身 我根本不怕
我已經 受夠啦 受夠啦 受夠啦
無所謂 無所謂 算了吧

No no   you say it’s all wrong
Said my awesome self wasn’t worthy
These years, who have I insulted
Usually provoked by some gross mouth
Red hair, black fingernails
What’s strange, what’s surprising
No feelings, words missing
You say hopeless
This is the way I am
No way to please everyone
I can only be this way
You like me or not, it’s nothing to do with me
Forget it, whatever you tell me
Several times I tried to smile at you
You thought I was laughing (at you)
But that was just you
Turned the body in the sky
Red hair, black fingernails
What’s strange, what’s surprising
No feelings, words missing
You say hopeless
This is the way I am
No way to please everyone
I can only
You like me or not, it’s nothing to do with me

Forget it, whatever you tell me
You say he was wrong
Don’t worry about it let it be
He said you were wrong
Don’t worry about it let it be
Hey hey hey
Come, aim in my direction
However you want to treat me
I stand here smiling, staring at you
In the face of weak bullets
I shift gracefully, I’m unafraid
I’ve had enough had enough had enough
Forget it, it doesn’t matter, let it go


7 comments:

  1. Yay, it's carnival time again! Thanks for hosting, Steph. :)

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  2. Great carnival, Steph. And many thanks for including my post about that wonderful speech by Julia Gillard.

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  3. Honoured to be included with such great company, thank you.

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  4. Hello! Thank you for including my letter to Usborne Books - to which they have never replied. Why am I not surprised? I look forward to following up the other links in this post. I also have a piece in this month's Feminist Odyssey Blog Carnival over at the Mamafesto - you might enjoy some of the other posts there(http://themamafesto.wordpress.com/2012/10/31/5th-edition-of-the-feminist-odyssey-blog-carnival-having-it-all/). Thank you

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  5. Nice carnival lovely!!! Well done :3

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